2015 GTP Endurance Series: Promoter Noticeboard

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    Driver Ratings

    - A number of new Drivers have been added.
    - Driver Ratings have been amended post Round 1.

    Entry List

    - Driver Rosters have been updated.
     
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    Amendment to Calendar

    The Schedule for the Bathurst 12 Hour has undergone a number changes.

    - All Session Times have been changed and adjusted for Australian Daylight Saving.
    - The Support Race will now be 2 hours instead of 1.
    - The Support Race has been moved from Race Day morning to the middle of the Qualifying Weekend.
    - There will be no QP4 for the Support Race.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    A number of updates have been made and are highlighted in yellow;

    - Regulations pertaining to the uploading and posting of Stint Photos have been updated and simplified.
    - Regulations pertaining to the Support Races have been updated and simplified.

    - A number of minor additional changes have been made. They are also highlighted in yellow.

    Technical Regulations

    - BoP for the V8 Vigilantes Bathurst 12 Hour Support Race have been added. Please note the PP limit.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    A number of updates have been made and are highlighted in yellow;

    - Points are now awarded to Non Classified finishers (at the reduced rate). This is in order to further distinguish between Non Classified finishers and those who have been Disqualified. This is been retroactively applied to the 24 Hours of Daytona.

    - The Lap Compensation formula has been revised to include a wide range of factors. This has been retroactively applied to the Mighty Miatas Support Race.

    - There is now a classification requirement for a minimum final lap time.

    - There is now a classification requirement for a minimum number of Driver Changes during a race. This has been introduced to remove any disadvantage in fielding 3 drivers for the 6 hour events. It does not apply to the Support Races.
     
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    Entry List

    - The #22 GT500 franchise was rescinded from TURSIMO RACING last week, due to the departure of the Team Manager, and a lack of confidence that the team could reorganise itself and continue to participate in the Series.

    - The #22 GT500 franchise has now been reissued to REAPER ONLINE RACING.

    - The #61 GT300 franchise has undergone some management changes and will now be running under the ORA RACING TEAM banner.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    - The minimum final lap time will be determined on a race by race basis, and will be found in that Event's Supplementary Regulations.
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - The Bentley Speed 8 has replaced the Toyota TS030 in LMP1.
    - LM P1 & LM P2 have switched from Race Soft to Race Hard tyres.
    - BoP in GT CUP has been adjusted.
     
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    Series Expansion Announcement

    Due to the popularity and continued demand for seats in the Series it has been decided that, from March onwards, the Support Events will be replaced by full Series Rounds.

    Due to the shorter duration of these events we are able to visit circuits that do not offer Time of Day changes, without significantly impacting the level of realism we aim for.


    - Addition of 8 Events;

    4 HOURS OF BRANS HATCH
    4 HOURS OF FUJI
    4 HOURS OF INDIANAPOLIS
    4 HOURS OF MONZA
    4 HOURS OF SILVERSTONE
    4 HOURS OF SPIELBERG
    4 HOURS OF TSUKUBA
    MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS



    - Addition of 18 Expansion Franchises in 3 new Classes

    LM P3 - 4 Franchises, all teams to use same car, Mazda LM55.
    GT4 - 8 Franchises, open to a select number of FR & MR race cars.
    TCN-1 - 6 Franchises, open to a select number of FF race cars.



    - LM P3 & GT4 will contest the following Events;

    4 HOURS OF FUJI
    4 HOURS OF MONZA
    4 HOURS OF SILVERSTONE
    4 HOURS OF SPIELBERG
    MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS



    - GT500 & TCN-1 will contest the remaining Events;

    4 HOURS OF BRANS HATCH
    4 HOURS OF INDIANAPOLIS
    4 HOURS OF TSUKUBA




    More information, including an updated Calendar & Regulations, to follow.


    If you are interested in applying for an expansion franchise please send me a PM entitled GTP ES Expansion Franchise Application.
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - BHP for the GT CUP Lotus 111R has increased to 275, from 270.

    - BoP for GT500 has returned to normal after Daytona as planned.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    There have been several major changes implemented due to the upcoming Series Expansion, and the imminent introduction of NERDS v1.1;

    - Variable number of QP sessions at each Event, dependant on the number of Event Entries verse the number of grid space.

    - Reduced QP session durations.

    - Addition of 4 hour Races.

    - Addition 3 more of Team and Driver championships.

    - Removal of the 'GTP Grand Prix' and the 'Road to Stowe'.

    - Revised points system. Will be retroactively implemented for D24.

    - All teams in all classes can now score a maximum of 250 points over the season.

    - Removal of Driver Rosters.

    - Team Managers can now field any Series Registered driver.

    - Reduction in minimum driving time.

    - Increase in the number of cars on track during a QP session.

    - Driver changes in the final 60 minutes are now prohibited. This is not particularly realistic, but will help us a great deal in updating the standings for the final hour and help improve the quality of the end of the race broadcast.

    - Minimum and maximum number of drivers for each event updated.

    - GT500 points weighting updated. (Retroactively applied to D24.)

    - LMP3, GT4, TCN-1 points weighting added.
     
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    Amendment to Calendar

    - The Season Calendar and Event Schedules have been updated to include the 8 additional Events.
     
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    Series Expansion Update

    - Thank you to all those who have applied so far.
    - The deadline for applications will be 23:00 UTC Saturday 21st March.
    - Announcement of the new Franchise Holders will be made by 23:00 UTC Friday 27th March.

    - Permitted Driver Aids for the new classes will be as follows;

    LMP3 = ASM & TCS
    GT4 = TCS & ABS
    TCN-1 = n/a
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    The following additions and updates have been made;

    - Limitation on the number of Events PLATINUM and GOLD rated Drivers can take part in. This is in order to maximise the number of inexperienced and new drivers taking part in the expansion classes and events.

    - Addition of Overall Team and Driver championships. Points are weighted towards classes with the most racing hours.

    - Clarification that all competitors must be GTPlanet members and that their accounts must be in good standing.

    - Revision to the final-driver-change classification requirement.


    Championship Standings

    Standings after Bathurst have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships

    - LM P2 Championships
    - GT500 Championships
    - GT300 Championships
    - GT3 Championships
    - GT CUP Championships


    Driver Ratings

    The following Drivers have been re-graded post Bathurst;


    PLATINUM
    @DaBomb330
    @Lion-Face

    GOLD
    @GTR_Podador86
    @MINT_GTR
    @RacingLine

    SILVER
    @Bleached
    @RacerManiac
    @GTR_VENTURI
    @Jasogreeno
    @NingDynasty
    @rono_thomas
    @Captain Roh
    @Gravitron

    BRONZE
    @Chris Davison
    @True-blue-8
    @Hayden norris
    @GTP Ziggy
     
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    Entry List

    - Venator Racing have taken over the #52 LM GTE franchise.
    - Team Wise Racing have taken over the #58 LM GTE franchise.
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - BoP has been re-done for LM P1.

    - Small changes in LM P2.

    - These changes were made known to the Respective Team Managers before the start of the Event.
     
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    Technical Regulations

    - BHP for the LM GTE BMWs has increased by 5.
    - BHP (race) for the LM P2 Deltawings has decreased by 10.
     
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    Series Expansion Update

    - Announcement of the new Franchise Holders will now be made by 21:00 UTC tomorrow on Twitter.
     
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    Series Expansion Update

    - Announcement of the new Franchise Holders will start momentarily on Twitter.
     
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    Sporting Regulaitons

    The following additions and updates have been made;

    - Simplification of the points system for the overall championships. There is now only one type of 'points'.

    - Increase in the number of events GOLD and PLATINUM driver are permitted to take part in over the course of the season. This is due to the expansion to 24 event this season.

    - Lap compensation has been adjusted for Wet conditions.

    - Event Regestration has been overhauled with a more rigorous procedure.

    Calendar, Schedules, and Grid Limits

    There is a lot to take in here, and some things have been amended since Wednesday's Twitter Live Blog;

    VLN

    - Addition of 4 'VLN' races on the Type-V layout.
    - 2 classes at each race.
    - 3 for TCN-1
    - 2 for GT3
    - 2 for GT CUP
    - 1 for GT4
    - QP has been removed for the N24. Instead the VLN events will be used as QP session as well as races as of unto themselves. Same rules as usual, fastest lap time from 2 drivers count. ROOKIE and BRONZE drivers must take part a least 1 race in the car they are going to run the N24 in.
    - At the 2 races that GT3 are running, only the top 5 TCN-1s will qualify. See Appendix A for further details.

    4 Hours of Tsukuba

    - GT300 replaces GT500 at this event.
    - Only 10 cars will start, due to the nature of the track.

    Monterey Sports Car Championships

    - LM P1 joins LM P3 and GT4 for this event.
    - See Appendix A for grid limits

    Points Multipliers

    These have again be adjusted to accommodate the extra events. The concept of all classes being able to score the same number of points of the course of the season has been abandoned. As a rule of thumb;

    - 4 & 6 hours events score 1x points.
    - 12 hour events score 2x points.
    - 24 hour events score 4x points.

    However there are some exceptions taking into account; the importance of the event, the importance of the class in the event, and in the case of Daytona the number of drivers that can take part.

    These will be retroactively implemented for rounds 1 & 2. I apologise for the number of changes that have been made in relation to points recently. I don't anticipate there will be any more, I'm happy we have a understandable and fair system now.
     
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    Championship Standings

    - Updated after Round 4.
     
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    Series Expansion Update

    - Logo reveal for the new events via Twitter at 21:30 UTC this evening.
     
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    Sporting Regulaitons

    The following updates have been made to Driver and Grid Limits;

    - VLN events are for 2-3 drivers. Previously it was stated that they were for 3-4, this was a mistake.

    - The 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will now feature all LM P1 cars.

    - The 6 Hours of Nurburgring will now feature all LM P2 cars, however there will be only 3 LM GTE cars.

    - The 24 Hours of Le Mans will now feature 4 cars from each class (LM P1, LM P2, & LM GTE).


    Registered Drivers

    - A significant number of new drivers have been registered ahead of the debut of LM P3 & GT4 next weekend.
     
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    Entry List

    - LM P3 team colours added.
    - GT4 team colours added.
    - GT4 racing numbers and car allocations added.
    - The DART GT CUP team has had their racing number changed from #82 to #86.
    - The WEIL RACING LIMITED GT CUP team has had their racing number changed from #86 to #84.
    - ROOZ RACING has been awarded the #67 GT300 franchise.
    - HYPERION has been awarded the #87 GT CUP franchise.
    - The #87 car will only be run at events where there is no competition for grid space.


    Technical Regulations

    - New design.
    - LM P3 & GT4 BoP added.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    - A detailed 3 step guide to submitting Stint Photos has been added to the appendices.
     
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    Championship Standings

    - Updated after Round 5.
     
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    Sporting Regulations

    A number of significant updates have been made and are highlighted in yellow;


    - A new procedure has has been introduced for Local Driver Changes.

    - The concept of 'Hours of Darkness' has been removed.

    - Teams may now replace drivers with drivers rated BRONZE or higher. (Was SILVER or higher.)

    - Concept of 'waivers' has been removed. All drivers will be permitted to race, however grid penalties will be applied.

    - Starting a Driver change in the final hour of a Race no longer results in Non-Classification. Instead an 8 minute penalty will be applied.

    - APPENDIX F PENALTY GUIDELINES has been added. Whilst theses are guidelines, not regulations, Race Control will uphold them in the majority of cases. As discussed in last month's Team Manger Meeting, penalties are now stricter, but clearer. Please note that a Team's Warning count will no longer be reset after QP (from Round 7 onwards). Please see Section 3.7 WARNINGS & PENALTIES for more details.
     
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    Championship Standings

    Standings after Round 6 have now been published for;

    - Overall Championships
    - GT500 Championships
    - GT CUP Championships
     
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